Holiday Music in District 401: A Look Back at Our 2021 Winter Concerts

Elm Band performs at the 2021 Elm Winter Concert.

Members of the Elm Middle School Band perform during the school's 2021 Band/Choir Winter Concert. Scroll down this page for links to photo galleries covering all of the winter shows put on by our schools. (District 401 photo by Dave Porreca)


With winter break already here for District 401 schools, it's time to look back at the 2021 winter holiday concert season:

Beginning Dec. 7 and ending Dec. 16, our schools put on concerts ranging from grade-level shows by early elementary students to band and choir performances by high school upperclassmen.

This year’s lineup included changes at the elementary schools as John Mills and Elmwood reduced the number of participating grades and divided their shows into staggered line-ups of smaller concerts. The goal was to reduce audience size and allow for social distancing.

The John Mills concert featured grades K-2 only, and the Elmwood show consisted of grades 1-2 and the school choir only.

Both Elm Middle School and Elmwood Park High School featured their respective bands and choirs as in previous years.


2021 Winter Concert Lineup & Photo Galleries


In chronological order, here are the winter concerts performed by District 401 schools this holiday season. Click the links below to visit each concert's photo gallery. Thank you to our music teachers, and congratulations to all of our student musicians. Happy holidays!


► Tuesday, Dec. 7 | Elm Middle School


Wednesday, Dec. 8 | Elmwood Park High School

  • EPHS Choir Holiday Concert
  • 7 p.m. | EPHS Auditorium
  • The concert was led by guest conductor Mr. Kyle Rhoades, filling in for choir director Mr. Grant McEachern.​​​​
  • EPHS CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT PHOTO GALLERY

Thursday, Dec. 9 | John Mills Elementary School

  • John Mills Winter Concert
  • Kindergarten  — 4:30 p.m. | John Mills School Gym
  • 1st Grade — 5:30 p.m. | John Mills School Gym
  • 2nd Grade — 6:30 p.m. | John Mills School Gym
  • The concert was directed by Ms. Sarah Altshuler.
  • JOHN MILLS WINTER CONCERT PHOTO GALLERY

Wednesday, Dec. 15 | Elmwood Park High School


THURSDAY, DEC. 16 | Elmwood Elementary School | PHOTO GALLERY

  • Elmwood Holiday Show
  • 1st Grade — 5:30 p.m. | Elmwood School Gym
  • 2nd Grade & Choir — 6:30 p.m. | Elmwood School Gym
  • The show was directed by Ms. Meredith Olson.
  • ELMWOOD HOLIDAY SHOW PHOTO GALLERY

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